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I've got about 1 lb of bees that ended up surviving from a larger feral colony extraction. The orginal queen didn't make it so I've given them a new queen and placed them in a 5 frame nuke. I also placed some of their original comb in the nuke frames. To help them get started I gave them a frame of honey from another hive. The original comb was all brood comb but I'm not sure it will make it since it got very warm (approx. 95-100deg F) for a couple of hours in the trash sack that the pest control guy placed it in.

What else can I do to help these girls make it?
 

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You could place them on the stand of another hive so they pick up the field force from the other hive. That would increase the number of bees in the nuc the fastest. You could also give them some capped brood from another hive. I would also feed them as well.

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